INDIANAPOLIS | A Hammond Boy Scout, Cedar Lake school principal and a state representative from Portage were honored this month by the Indiana Department of the American Legion.
Congressman Visclosky salutes Franciscan St. Anthony paramedics who assisted in Superstorm Sandy efforts
U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Merrillville, congratulated, presented letters of commendation and spent about 45 minutes hearing the experiences of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point-affiliated paramedics, who volunteered to travel to New Jersey to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief operations.
INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans with training and experience in emergency medicine would be immediately eligible for an Indiana emergency medical service provider license under legislation separately approved Monday by the Senate and House.
I recently needed paramedic help when I collapsed in my second floor bedroom. The Hammond Fire Department ambulance crew responded quickly, with impressive speed and efficiency, while moving my body carefully down two flights of stairs and out to an ambulance escorted by other emergency vehicles.
MERRILLVILLE | A Merrillville woman discovered a naked man lying in her backyard Tuesday morning, police said.
PORTAGE | Fire Department officials want to increase ambulance fees for residents and nonresidents.
PORTAGE | The City of Portage Fire Department is seeking applicants for firefighters.
PORTAGE | The city will consider some new fees for services provided by the fire department and increasing others.
VALPARAISO | David Cummins has gone full circle.
HOBART| A police officer was injured when a Lake Station woman bit his hand during a drug-related arrest, police said.
HOBART | The state title that Hobart paramedic Pvt. Ronald Reed Jr. achieved will remain a Hoosier-only honor, American Legion officials said.
MICHIGAN CITY | The ambulance wasn't fast enough Saturday when a police captain helped to deliver a baby in front of the police department Saturday, officials said.
HOBART| The city's firefighter and paramedic of the year were recently honored for their contributions to the Hobart Fire Department.
VALPARAISO | Ever since she heard a fire prevention talk in fourth grade, Stephanie Hart has wanted to be a firefighter/paramedic. It took longer to decide to be a calendar model.
When Roxy overeats, she goes whole hog.
SOUTH HAVEN | A spaghetti dinner fundraiser has been scheduled Saturday to benefit a longtime local firefighter.
HAMMOND | The federal trial began Monday for Merrillville emergency medical technicians who claim the town withheld overtime pay.
PORTAGE | Three Portage firefighter/paramedics were recognized this week for saving the life of a Portage resident.
SCHERERVILLE | People who dial 911 in Schererville with a medical emergency now have a 99.9 percent chance of having paramedics with advanced lifesaving tools respond to their call, according to Schererville Fire Chief Joseph Kruzan.
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